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Rescue Helicopter Trust Update of 4 November 2014

Coromandel Peninsula | Fri September 05, 2014

October seems to be just another month for the helicopter and crew with 24 missions to all parts of the Peninsula.

A really fine example of the Rescue Helicopter and crew’s efficiency was shown a couple of Thursdays ago when three cars were involved in a nasty accident just south of Whitianga.
The chopper arrived promptly, then the crew, along with St John ambulance staff, worked for over an hour on the injured parties before taking them to the hospital.

We are currently establishing signage around the Peninsula to prompt a donation by text… remembering of course as the driver of the vehicle to pull over first before you text, or you might find yourself on the receiving rather the giving end of the deal.

With the busy season approaching fast, we all need to be more vigilant as most accidents can be avoided by slowing down and thinking about your situation at that moment.

As always should you wish to donate to the Helicopter Trust please contact me on 07 866 5032 or PO Box 227 Whitianga.

Rescue Helicopter Statistics - 27 September to 26 October 2014

28/09/14 Waihi - Co-responded with Tauranga Rescue Helicopter to Waihi for a car v motorbike accident. Westpac Rescue 1 transported a critical patient to WBH suffering various injuries.

01/10/14 Whitianga - Responded to Whitianga for a patient suffering chest pain. Transported to WBH.

02/10/14 Thames - Responded to Thames for a hospital transfer to WBH.

05/10/14 Cooks Beach - Tasked to uplift a patient suffering a medical condition. Transported to ACH.

10/10/14 Whitianga - Responded to Whitianga for a patient suffering a serious medical condition. Transported to ACH.

10/10/14 Whitianga - Responded to Whitianga for a patient suffering a serious medical condition. Transported to ACH.

10/10/14 Coromandel - Responded to the Coromandel for a patient suffering a seizure. Transported to Thames Hospital.

11/10/14 Coromandel - Responded to the Coromandel for a patient suffering breathing difficulties. Transported to Thames Hospital in a moderate condition.

11/10/14 Coromandel - Responded to the Coromandel for a patient with a medical condition. Transported to ACH in a critical condition.

12/10/14 Thames - Responded to Thames for a motor cycle accident at high speed. One patient was transported to ACH in a moderate condition.

13/10/14 Matarangi - Responded to Matarangi for a patient who had collapsed. Transported to Thames Hospital in a moderate condition.

13/10/14 Paeroa - Responded to Paeroa for a patient who fell four meters out of a tree. Transported to WBH in a moderate condition.

14/10/14 Thames - Responded to Thames for a patient who suffered a stroke. Patient was transported to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.

15/10/14 Whangamata - Responded to Whangamata for a patient who had collapsed. Transported to WBH. 16/10/14 Paeroa - Responded to Paeroa for a patient who had ridden their bicycle into a sinkhole in Paeroa. Transported to ACH in a serious condition.

16/10/14 Hauraki Plains - Responded to the Hauraki Plains for a patient who had a tractor bucket fall on their head. Transported to WBH in a serious condition.

16/10/14 Coroglen - Responded to Coroglen for a motor vehicle accident. Two patients transported to ACH.

21/10/14 Whitianga - Responded to Whitianga for a patient who had a fall from a skate board. Transported to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.

21/10/14 Ngatea - Responded to Ngatea for a patient who had been shot several times. Transported to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.

23/10/14 Whitianga - Responded to Whitianga for a patient suffering a medical condition. Transported to WBH.

25/10/14 Cooks Beach - Responded to Cooks Beach for a patient with a medical condition. Transported to WBH.

25/10/14 Whangamata - Responded to Whangamata for a patient struck in the head by a golf ball. Transported to ACH in a serious condition.

25/10/14 Kennedy Bay - Responded to Kennedy Bay for a patient with a medical condition. Transported to WBH.


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